Poems of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, LII
Translated from the Spanish by Mason Carnes
When from out our happy past
The flying hours we call,
A tear-drop glitters upon your eye
And trembles, just ready to fall.
And at length it falls at the thought that we both
Shall return to lament alway,
As the day that is for the day that was
And the day that's to come for to-day.
From Poems of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1891) by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer. Translated from the Spanish by Mason Carnes. This poem is in the public domain.